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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:03 PM

5. That palm tree in No. 2 is a hoot. But my favorite is no.3.

What a commentary on crowded urban life in the 21st century, built on rotten, falling piles, poised over an earthquake-ruined highway, about to be swallowed up in that Great Crack, yet somehow perky and cute.

I've seen hills upon hills upon hills, between L.A. and San Diego, that look just like that--perky & cute piled on perky & cute--except that you can't see the peril beneath it all, not just of the next Big One, but of a deliberately ruined planet, massively destroyed biodiversity, deliberately poisonous food, toxic commercialism, democracy rendered pointless and delusionary, ominous clouds from Carl Sagan's "The Cold and the Dark" nightmare swallowing the sun, Mount Everests of garbage-- plastics, rubber tires, dirty diapers, nuclear fuel rods--dumped "somewhere else," and that whatever it is out in the sea (an oil rig?) burning, burning, burning....

Yikes! I'm scaring myself!

Powerful image.

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CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2013 #1
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